Retracing “Task Force Fukuda”

This past May, my wife Judy and I joined three other Hawai‘i couples — Ed and Jan Sakoda, Wayne and Carol Matsunaga, and Alvin and Ellie Shimogaki — on a journey to Italy to...
Photo of Pearl City Hongwanji Mission.

2017 Bon Dance Schedule

BIG ISLAND June 10 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 963-6308) June 10 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m.; food booths available (78-6831 Ali‘i Dr., 323-2993) June 17 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m., following 6 p.m. service (27-378 Old....

Yoshiko Nakasone Receives Imperial Decoration in Tokyo

Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone-Sensei, director and grand master of Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy, was bestowed The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, for her contributions to the...

NGN — Digital Channel 677 (For updated information, call 538-1966)

“Tokoro-san no Me ga Ten! (Eye-Popping Science),” premieres on Friday, Aug. 1, at 8:30 p.m. A seemingly familiar and banal topic is put through a rigorous investigation each week. Things we normally take for granted...

Farewell to “A Very Special Soldier”

Dick Shigemi Hamada of Honolulu died May 27. He was 92 years old. Hamada was born in Kukuihaele on Hawai‘i island and was a retired planner and estimator supervisor at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard...

NGN — Digital Channel 677 (For updated information, call 538-1966)

“Kimi no Na wa (Always in My Heart, part 3),” airs on Thursday, July 3, at 7:35 p.m. and Friday, July 4 at 8:40 a.m. Machiko and Haruki’s drama continues. Machiko is not allowed to see...

Happy 100th Birthday, David Aka!

By Karleen C. Chinen It’s not every day that you get the honor of meeting a person who has enjoyed a full century of life. In the case of David Yoshio Aka, make that 100...

UJSH Installs Rika Hirata As President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its annual Installation and Recognition Banquet on June 28 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The lunchtime program began with the observance of a...

Okinawan Secrets to Longevity

By Kevin Kawamoto In certain parts of the world — Okinawa being one of them — people, on average, tend to enjoy longer and healthier lives. The Willcox brothers — identical twins Bradley, a physician,...
Picture of Bon Dance in action, Photos by Alan Kubota/Lenscapes

2018 Bon Dance Schedule

BIG ISLAND June 9 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m.; food booths available. (78-6831 Ali‘i Dr., 323-2993) June 16 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 963-6308) June 23 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m., following 6 p.m. service (27-378 Old....

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